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drank Hojicha by Zen Tea
342 tasting notes

this is lovely. i’ve hardly had a moment to stop and i don’t imagine that will change much…. a light green nutty cup of ‘stop and take a breath’…. not a traditional green. definitely not a chinese green…. i taste marine air and have a sense of salt though not the taste. a savoury element, but when i try to pin it down it skitters away.

striking.

i foresee a long and happy friendship. =0)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

I used to drink a lot of Hojicha, & I still enjoy a cup from time to time. :)

JustJames

this was my first…. very nice after a trying day. =0)

Amariel

I like hojicha. Nice and low in caffeine too, so good at night. I had a caramel hojicha once, which was nice.

JustJames

sounds lovely… sadly i would not be able to taste it. =0(

Amariel

It merely added a subtle sweetness with a little toasty notes. But I know you have trouble with caramel. :(

JustJames

such a random glitch 80\ HOWEVER i found one i can taste: chocolate caramel by simpson and vail- their tea is so strongly scented that it seems like i taste it even though i know i was smelling it.

TheTeaFairy

Yes, I just sent out what I had left of this to someone who’s not crazy about green tea. The fact that it has that nutty feel to it, with no gassy notes makes it perfect for the non green tea lovers I find.

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Terri HarpLady

I used to drink a lot of Hojicha, & I still enjoy a cup from time to time. :)

JustJames

this was my first…. very nice after a trying day. =0)

Amariel

I like hojicha. Nice and low in caffeine too, so good at night. I had a caramel hojicha once, which was nice.

JustJames

sounds lovely… sadly i would not be able to taste it. =0(

Amariel

It merely added a subtle sweetness with a little toasty notes. But I know you have trouble with caramel. :(

JustJames

such a random glitch 80\ HOWEVER i found one i can taste: chocolate caramel by simpson and vail- their tea is so strongly scented that it seems like i taste it even though i know i was smelling it.

TheTeaFairy

Yes, I just sent out what I had left of this to someone who’s not crazy about green tea. The fact that it has that nutty feel to it, with no gassy notes makes it perfect for the non green tea lovers I find.

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Time For A ReWrite!

A good friend of mine on here kindly asked me to do the Steepster world a favour and list my allergies front and center (fair enough, lol):

-COFFEE … rare, nasty, not even a bit funny if i’m exposed. (call me original)

-ROOIBOOS … is a new appearance. under certain circumstances i’m okay with it (ie if it’s GREEN and paired with mate) but because i have an auto immune disease i try not to poke at things.

*NOT an allergy, but an abnormality that drives my tea buddies bananas, i AM INCAPABLE OF TASTING CARAMEL AND TOFFEE. so i thought i’d list it at the top too. it’s very annoying. they smell great!!?

Hi! I’m James!

I’m a student: double major of human geography and psychology with the intention of chasing a double doctorate. (reading that over it occurs to me again that i must be crazy).

i’m a live and let live sort. i look and see alot of silver linings. my discovery of tea has only served to further that viewpoint. for me tea is art and nuance, watercolours and bold brushstrokes….

swaps are grand things! the element of surprise in a tea swap completely trumps forrest gump’s chocolate box life metaphor, lol.

favourites: french teas dammann freres, mariage freres and nina’s paris especially.

i have recently discovered a german tea company that has romanced me: tea gschwendner (sp?)

mandala teas is brilliant and a company i count on.

justea and tealet are companies i study because of both their exceptional products and and business models, as well as their work with farmers who are TOO POOR for fair trade certification. this is highly relevant to my studies.

90-100 i need more
80-90 i might need more, or it might be a respect vote
below 75? it was likely an oops buy. my evolution into french teas has vastly focused what i like!!

however, i’m always open to trying things.

dislikes so far: guayasa, darjeeling, most peach teas.

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